Download the 800 million pill the truth behind the cost of new drugs in pdf or read the 800 million pill the truth behind the cost of new drugs in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the 800 million pill the truth behind the cost of new drugs in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The 800 Million Pill

Author: Merrill Goozner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520246706
Size: 42.38 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4066
Download and Read
Demonstrates that important new drugs are the results of innovative work done at taxpayer-funded universities and at the National Institutes of Health, rather than by pharmaceutical firms who reap the profit and drive up the cost of prescription drugs.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

Author: Marcia Angell
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375760946
Size: 22.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 655
Download and Read
A physician and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine provides an explosive critique of the pharmaceutical industry, detailing its dangerous influence on medical research, education, and physicians; exposing the reasons behind the spiraling prescription drug prices; and proposing a program of vital reforms. Reprint.

Hypertension And You

Author: Samuel J. Mann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442215194
Size: 23.45 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3836
Download and Read
Many of the nearly 70 million Americans with hypertension (high blood pressure) would like to bring it under control through lifestyle changes such as losing weight, cutting back on salt, exercising, or reducing stress. But, like it or not, most will require medication to get their blood pressure where it needs to be. The good news is that we have many excellent blood pressure medications which, when prescribed wisely, can control hypertension in almost everyone. The bad news is that, despite good intentions, doctors are placing millions of people who have hypertension on medications, drug combinations, or doses that are wrong for them, with staggering consequences that include uncontrolled hypertension, higher risk for stroke and heart attack, avoidable side effects, and billions of wasted health care dollars. Here, Dr. Mann, a nationally recognized hypertension specialist, identifies the drugs most likely to have side effects, and those that can be used in their place. He describes the shortcomings of some of the new drugs, while also introducing readers to some excellent old drugs that are woefully underused as a result of the publicity blitz surrounding the new, expensive ones. He emphasizes the importance of matching the medication and dosage to the individual who will be taking them, and presents the overlooked clues that can tell us who should be on which drug (even an excellent drug can be the wrong one if it is given to the wrong person or in the wrong dose). Hypertension and You is directed at the more than 50 million Americans (including a majority of people over the age of 60) who are taking blood pressure medication. Many patients suspect they might be on the wrong medication, but don’t know enough to be sure. This book shows how medications can be prescribed more wisely to achieve better results and gives patients the knowledge they need to capably discuss their medications with their health care providers. Hypertension and You provides many ideas and approaches that will be new to readers, and also to many physicians, and which no other book offers. It’s the first book to make the case that something is terribly wrong with how doctors are prescribing drugs for this condition. It provides readers with better knowledge of the available medications, empowering them to work with their physician to get onto the medications that are right for them.

Deadly Monopolies

Author: Harriet A. Washington
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767931238
Size: 77.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5676
Download and Read
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Medical Apartheid examines the questionable legal, ethical and social aspects of how the pharmaceutical industry and other powerful interests have received patents for body tissues excised during surgery to further what the author believes to be commercial purposes.

Global Pharmaceuticals

Author: Adriana Petryna
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822387913
Size: 29.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4487
Download and Read
In some parts of the world spending on pharmaceuticals is astronomical. In others people do not have access to basic or life-saving drugs. Individuals struggle to afford medications; whole populations are neglected, considered too poor to constitute profitable markets for the development and distribution of necessary drugs. The ethnographies brought together in this timely collection analyze both the dynamics of the burgeoning international pharmaceutical trade and the global inequalities that emerge from and are reinforced by market-driven medicine. They demonstrate that questions about who will be treated and who will not filter through every phase of pharmaceutical production, from preclinical research to human testing, marketing, distribution, prescription, and consumption. Whether considering how American drug companies seek to create a market for antidepressants in Japan, how Brazil has created a model HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program, or how the urban poor in Delhi understand and access healthcare, these essays illuminate the roles of corporations, governments, NGOs, and individuals in relation to global pharmaceuticals. Some essays show how individual and communal identities are affected by the marketing and availability of medications. Among these are an exploration of how the pharmaceutical industry shapes popular and expert understandings of mental illness in North America and Great Britain. There is also an examination of the agonizing choices facing Ugandan families trying to finance AIDS treatment. Several essays explore the inner workings of the emerging international pharmaceutical regime. One looks at the expanding quest for clinical research subjects; another at the entwining of science and business interests in the Argentine market for psychotropic medications. By bringing the moral calculations involved in the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals into stark relief, this collection charts urgent new territory for social scientific research. Contributors. Kalman Applbaum, João Biehl, Ranendra K. Das, Veena Das, David Healy, Arthur Kleinman, Betty Kyaddondo, Andrew Lakoff, Anne Lovell, Lotte Meinert, Adriana Petryna, Michael A. Whyte, Susan Reynolds Whyte

The Pill Book

Author: Harold M. Silverman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973929079
Size: 54.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1022
Download and Read
The Pill BookBy Harold M. Silverman

Economics Of Industrial Organisation

Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780582084230
Size: 47.23 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3444
Download and Read
Considers the theoretical changes that have taken place in the field of industrial organization and the implications this has for industrial policy. This text focuses on industrial economics and examines such facets as barriers to entry, contestable markets and industrial concentration.

The Drug Hunters

Author: Donald R. Kirsch
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628727195
Size: 46.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4800
Download and Read
The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter. The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity— by chewing, brewing, and snorting—some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures, luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery. The Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor. The chapters offer a lively tour of how new drugs are actually found, the discovery strategies, the mistakes, and the rare successes. Dr. Donald R. Kirsch infuses the book with his own expertise and experiences from thirty-five years of drug hunting, whether searching for life-saving molecules in mudflats by Chesapeake Bay or as a chief science officer and research group leader at major pharmaceutical companies.

America Fooled

Author: Timothy Scott
Publisher: Argo Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780977307500
Size: 74.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1423
Download and Read
Discusses the chemical imbalance theory, the FDA drug approval process and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, deceptive designs of drug studies, long-term side effects of antidepressants and antipsychotics, and how to achieve good mental health without drugs.

In Quest Of Tomorrow S Medicines

Author: Jürgen Drews
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387955421
Size: 24.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6811
Download and Read
Jurgen Drews, an acclaimed leader in the pharmaceutical industry, tells the fascinating story of drug discovery and development from his years of successfully leading international research teams at Hoffmann-La Roche. He describes the complexity and innovation involved in discovering, testing and bringing drugs to the marketplace.